Springfield -- Illinois State Police (ISP) officials welcomed the appointment of Cindy Barbera-Brelle as the first Statewide 9-1-1 Administrator beginning February 8, 2016.
Barbera-Brelle is currently the Executive Director of the Northwest Central Dispatch System. In this role she is in charge of the day-to-day technical, administrative and operational functions of the multi-jurisdictional 9-1-1 communication center. The Northwest Central Dispatch System serves eleven communities in northwest-suburban Cook County. She also has experience as the Director of the Cook County Sheriff’s Police Department where she oversaw its 9-1-1 emergency communication center for the unincorporated areas of the county.
In addition to her work in the public sector, Barbera-Brelle was a Senior Program Manager with Printrak. She oversaw the implementation of multi-agency computer aided dispatch and record management systems.
Barbera-Brelle earned her bachelor’s degree from Western Illinois University in law enforcement administration. She holds a master’s degree from DePaul University and an MBA from the Keller School of Management.
"I'm excited about the opportunity to serve as Illinois' first Statewide 9-1-1 Administrator," said Cindy Barbera-Brelle. "I look forward to working together with many agencies to improve the state's 9-1-1 system.